Shopian encounter: woman killed, 8 injured after protests erupt

20 December, 2017, 01:20 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • Shopian encounter Two terrorists killed in gunfight with security forces

According to the Jammu and Kashmir police, two terrorists were trying to escape with the help of some locals, but security forces opened fire on them during which the terrorist duo along with a civilian was killed.

At least 210 militants have been killed this year - the most since 2010 - amid a military campaign to rout armed groups resisting Indian rule in the divided Himalayan region.

The police, army and the CRPF had started the operation at Shopian's Wanipora village on Monday evening after they received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists.

Beauty was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to injuries.

Jammu Kashmir Police Chief SP Vaid said that two bodies of militants were recovered from the encounter site while Deputy Inspector General of Police for South Kashmir Range SP Pani said that one of the killed militants was a local. "But we are still ascertaining the facts", said Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian, A S Dinkar.

The puppet authorities snapped the mobile internet services in Shopian and suspended train service in the Kashmir Valley.


"A bullet hit a lady in the abdomen at her home while she was cleaning the doorway of her house".

Multiple funerals were held and two militants and the woman were later buried at local graveyard.

"A police spokesman said that during the encounter, on the request of family, police made repeated announcement to get Tanveer surrendered, but he refused the offer".

"The militants continued firing on the forces which was retaliated".

Two force personnel including an army man and a police man were also injured during the encounter.

Pertinently an encounter is going on in the area where two militants have been killed so far.

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